What is BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Non-invasive Ventilator

NIPPV, also known as Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Pap) is an electronic breathing device used in the treatment of sleep apnoea, lung disease, and to treat respiratory weakness in ALS. Use of the device overnight improves quality of sleep, daytime sleepiness, and may improve thinking ability.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breathing difficulty 13 9
General health 2 0
Sleep apnea disorder 2 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 5
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in face 1
Dry mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator

Dosage Patients
5 hr daily 1
20 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped using BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator

Duration

Currently using BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 5
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3 patient evaluations for BiPAP w/humidifier and oxygen concentrator

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Mar 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a bi-pap in my office and my bedroom. Also a portable battery powered one. I have elected not to have a tracheotomy, so as my breathing becomes more difficult I am using a bi-pap more. Currently about 20 hours a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 28, 2017 (Started Mar 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Using it almost continuously, can only take it off for bath and moving from one room to another.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2016 (Started Mar 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a bi-pap in my office and my bedroom. Also a portable battery powered one. I have elected not to have a tracheotomy, so as my breathing becomes more difficult I am using a bi-pap more. Currently about 20 hours a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for emphysema)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleep problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleep problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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